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Home Town Hero Award

Home Town Hero Award

Our wonderful business partner, Garth Gherardini, presented Virginia Diederich with a Hometown Hero award. 

3D Printing in Action

Brady

Brady Colton showing his latest 3D printed sign for our OGES garden.

CCSD Announces First-Ever Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards! Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards announcement 2 12 19

The Cherokee County School District next month will present its first-ever Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards!

The celebration on March 5 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each honoree will be recognized by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members, receive a plaque and gifts of appreciation, and enjoy a reception with their family and Principal. 

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections parent newsletter February 2019 image

The latest issue of our CCSD Connections parent newsletter is online now: https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

CCSD Message 1/31/19: Full February Break

The Superintendent of Schools has determined the February Break will be a full week-long break for students.

Due to a mild winter so far, resulting in the need to close schools for only one full day, coupled with positive long-range forecasts, all CCSD schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 22, for the student holiday.  CCSD central offices will remain open as previously scheduled.       

Sprouting STEMs - Thank You Etowah Students & Ms. Chester

Stem

Our first Sprouting STEMs lesson- Etowah students taught a lesson on Earthquakes and students worked to create the strongest structure possible using toothpicks and marshmallows that will withstand an “earthquake”.

News from Art Club

Art Club

Art Club started Wednesday, January 16th. Students from grades 3, 4, and 5 had a great time and got right into painting. “It’s over already”, one student stated when it was time to clean up. Discussing art by the artist Chihuly, students began painting water bottles that will later be turned into a 3 dimensional sculpture similar to Chihuly’s. If your child is interested in joining the Art Club, have them pick up a registration form from the Art room.

Proud of Our Reading Team

Reading Team

Ms. McCravy strategizes while the team fuels up.

Thank You COBB EMC EDU

Cobb EMC EDU

Thanks to a Mini grant for $500.00 from Cobb EMC EDU, students will now have a variety of STEAM equipment in one of theor new SteamRoller carts. 

Lego Sets, Individual Lego Boards, Keva Planks, and Ailuki Magnetic Blocks. 

CCSD to Host Annual Job Fair on March 2 for Teachers, Bus Drivers & School Nutrition Workers CCSD 2019 Job Fair - March 2 - new

The Cherokee County School District will host its annual job fair on March 2 for hiring new teachers, bus drivers and school nutrition workers!

The fair is from 9 a.m. to noon at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, and offers job candidates the opportunity to meet CCSD and school leaders.  Candidates not only will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, but also the chance to ask questions.

And the Winner is "GOLDEN"

PBIS

OGES students celebrated their PBIS Reward on Friday.

And theNEST winner is the Golden nest who earned 2.45lbs

of positive behavior tickets - CONGRATULATIONS GOLDEN!.

Positive behavoir support is import to the OGES family as it

focuses on, teachers and encourages good behavior.

Kindergarten in the OGES Garden

K in the garden

Kindergarten students checking on their brocolli plants.

Teacher, Christy Cook, frequestly uses the garden she

and her students created and tens to teach science

standards.

OGES News Crew in Action

News Crew

This student lead before school and during recess activity, the OGES News, allows students to be actively involved in all aspects of our Friday news broadcast. Students gather information from teachers, students, and administrators, write the script, add green screen images, speak on camera, film the broadcast, and then prepare the video for sharing with the entire school.

Media Center Maker Mornings

Maker Mornings

After breakfast and before school each morning, students come

to the media center for Maker Mornings. As you can see above,

these two kindergarteners don't have time to even to take off

their jackets before collaborating on their new "build."

Special Event Focused on Resources for Children with Special Needs Agency Information Fair 2019 Flier image

The Cherokee County School District presents an annual Agency Information Fair for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers to learn more about services in the community for children with special needs. This year's free event is on March 21. Please see the flier posted online here for more info, as well as this list of participating organizations.

CCSD Georgia Lottery PreK Classes Enrollment Begins in February Hasty ES preK 2018

Open enrollment for the Cherokee County School District’s Georgia Lottery Pre-K Classes program begins in February for an earlier start to the annual process.
 
The earlier start, which has been moved up from the spring, will provide parents more time to seek other preschool options should their 4-year-old not win a spot in the lottery drawing for the program’s limited seats.

Hour of Code with Ms. Cook

Hour of Code

Ms. Cook's Kindergarten students learned about computer code. They are here showing off their Binary Code bracelets. 

Chorus Public Performance

Chorus

Oak Grove’s chorus group gets us in the holiday spirit by performing this past weekend at Town Center Mall. Great job chorus and Mrs. Johnson!

 

Teachers Attend GaETC

GaETC

Teachers attended sessions including Personalize Learning in the Math Classroom, Empowering by What you See: Transforming Teachers with Video Reflective Practices, 

First Lady, Sandra Deal, Visits OGES

Sandra Deal Visits OGES

Kindergarten students voting on which book Sandra Deal will read; every moment is a teachable moment. 

Book Character Pumpkins

Pumpkin 

Students, teachers, administrators, and parents created awesome book character pumpkins. 

George O'Connor, Author and Cartoonist Visits OGES

George O'Connor

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, George O'Connor came to share his experiences and books with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Author, Diane Shore Visit's OGES

Diane Shore

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, Diane Shore came to share her experiences and books with Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students.

Recycling Plastic Bags

recycle

Thank you Cherokee Chamber of Commerce for encouraging us to recycle plastic bags. Next time, we will collect even more!

Thank Our Troops

thank our troops

The Georgia Department of Education

has partnered with The Bert Show to

challenge all schools and students to

handwrite thank-you letters for every

single deployed military member away

from their families at Thanksgiving!

The deadline to submit letters is

October 24, 2018.

 

 

Thank You Home Depot Volunteers

HD Volunteers

Volunteers from the Home Depot Call Center in Kennesaw came out to OGES to help us with our farm to table garden.  They planted chives, brocolli, cilantro and red leaf lettuce. 

 

5th Grader Calib Poses with his Catch of the Day!

Catch of the Day

Students in Ms. Lammers' art class learned about the traditional Japanese method of printmaking, Gyotaku. Be sure to ask your child about the process.

Learning in the Star Lab

Star Lab

Ms. Chester's and Ms. Elloy's 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to study in the CCSD travelling Star Lab Planetarium. We viewed the moon phases during each position of the moon as it orbits Earth.

Reflections Competition Reception

Reception Pics

Here are three of  our students who competed in the OGES Reflections Competition and have qualified to move on th the County Competition. Good Luck! 

3rd Grade Chorus Performance

Ms Johnson's 3rd grade students performing thier Explorers Chorus Concert.3rd Grade Chorus

Ms. Johnson, and her 3rd grade students performing at their Explores Chorus Concert.

4th Grade Reading Goals

Reading Goals

Two of Ms. McCravy's 4th grade students, Miguel Perez and Camilla Rocha, stand confident with their reading Goals. We know you will reach your goals and become even better readers!

The OGES 2018-19 Reading Team

Reading Team

We are proud to introduce the 2018-19 OGES Reading Team.Gavin, Marcus, Nathaniel, James, Bradley, Jeremy, Courtney, and Sydnee.

Thank You Floor and Decor

Floor and Decor

William Treadwell and Kaleigh Bagwell, professionals from Floor & Decor, took time out of their busy schedule to speak with our 5th grader students about graphic design & photography as a career in art.

Beekeepers Visit OGES

Bee KeeperBobby Thanepohn and Ryan MacDonald from Bobee MacBee, came to OGES to share their expertise and love of all thing BEES with 4th grades students. Students in Ms. Cooks STEAM PBL class enjoyed this hands-on experience and were delighted with the presentation.

1st Chorus Practice

Chorus practiceMrs. Johnson has her first practice with this year's chorus group and they sound amazing already. Way to go Mrs. Johnson and your talented chorus!

Digital Learning

Writing

Ms. Owen's 3rd grade is using canvas to reply to discussions for our ELA RCD task one. The students had to determine the moral and give evidence from the text supporting their moral. 

Kindergarten Community Helper Visit

nurse Visit

Ms. Broder's Kindergarten class is studying community helpers for their RCD Unit 1 in social studies. Nurse Nadia, a community helper and our school nurse, viisited their classroom with her patient doll "Organa."

Meet Robert Harris, a new EIP teacher at OGES

I joined the Oak Grove staff as an EIP teacher this year but was a familiar face around the school since January of last year when I came on staff as an instructional paraprofessional. Robert Harris

PTA Hard at Work

YOUR Oak Grove PTA Board Members planning some AWESOME events this year.PTA August Meeting

5th Grade "I Can Power Statements"

5th Grade we can statementsRoxana Carrillo-Acevedo and Calib Rogers prodly hold their, "I Can Power Statements." At the beginning of the school year, 5th grade students created goals to help motivate them academically.

 

Peppy Lemon Chicken?

Lemon Chicken

Will Peppy Lemon Chicken be featured on the OGES lunch menu?

Hometown Hero Award

Ms. Zaski

Garth Gherardini, presents our outstanding paraprofessional, Ms. Amy Zaski, with a Hometown Hero award.

OGES New 2018-19 School Advisory Council

OGES School Advisory Council

Who has the best School Advisory Council? We do! Great things are happening at the Grove - just ask one of us.

Meet Ms. Shelby Gibbs

ShelbyHi! My name is Shelby Gibbs. I graduated from Reinhardt University in May of 2017. This is my first teaching position, and I am so thankful and excited to work at Oak Grove. I have been married for 2 years, and we are currently awaiting the arrival of our first baby boy coming this month. I love this school and my students, and I cannot wait to see what the future

1st Grade Student Reading Goals

Student reading goals

Students from Ms. Burgess' 1st Grade classroom were given the task to set their own reading goals. 

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